Sept. 26, 2007
Loudonville, N.Y. - The Siena women's soccer team battled UAlbany (3-3-3) to a 2-2 tie this afternoon at Varsity Field on the campus of UAlbany. Freshman Tabitha Tice and Deonna Gould notched both scores for the Saints in the double-overtime thriller. Siena (3-4-1) outshot the Great Danes 27-11 over 110 minutes of action.
The Great Danes posted the first goal of the contest in the 33rd minute when Teresa Boring sent a shot in from the top of the box placing it just inside the left post. This marked the first of two Boring goals on the afternoon.
The Saints retaliated seven minutes later when sophomore midfielder Arielle Brazer sent a cross to Gould who finished with a tap in to even the score at 1-1. This marked Gould's first goal of her collegiate career, along with Brazer's first assist.
The teams entered intermission stuck at a 1-1 tie.
Siena took its first lead of the contest in the 53rd minute when Tice gathered feed in the box from senior co-captain Amy Loughridge and chipped it past the charging UAlbany goalkeeper Maria Liguori. Liguori accumulated 12 saves in net for the Great Danes.
With 75:05 on the clock, Boring tied the game at 2-2 when she snuck one past Saints goalkeeper Patti Carroll.
Siena bombarded the Great Danes with its offensive attack in overtime out shooting them 7-1 over the two periods. The Saints best opportunity came at the 97:23 mark when junior midfielder Chelsea Maguire cruised past her defender on the right sideline, dished the ball to Tice who sent one off the crossbar.
The second overtime proved to be a defensive battle. Carroll delivered a solid performance in net for the Saints tallying five saves. Senior Katie Goodwin also put forth a stellar defensive performance in the back.
The Saints move to 3-4-1 overall this season. Siena returns to action on Sunday afternoon as they finish its non-conference portion of the schedule against Long Island University. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. in Brooklyn, N.Y.